by Carjamin Scott on May 4, 2018, at 9:35 p.m. CST
It has been a long journey but it has finally arrived. You open the envelope and inside is the commencement announcement. You recall that class you barely passed or that group assignment that gave you anxiety. Your perseverance has paid off and you’ve finished what you started. Now is the time to celebrate with the people who’ve supported your journey and believed in you when you could hardly believe in yourself. Graduation day is approaching and it is time to celebrate. You deserve this moment and you want it to be something that you remember for years to come.
Here is a list of 5 practical ways you can celebrate your graduation.
1. Decorate your graduation cap. This is a fun DIY activity to commemorate this occasion. Be creative and decorate the cap to reflect the lessons learned while in school, to share your motivational statement or to advertise your next career move. Click here for some ideas to help you get started.
2. Ask all guests to follow a dress theme. In a sea of audience members, your group is sure to stand out. Ask everyone to wear pastel colors, black and white, scarves or some type of symbolic uniformed theme. In the photo below, family members wore white to match the white coat of the future graduate.
3. Make a life-size face fan. Just google print a life-size face and the possibilities are endless. The photo below is from Build a Head, a company that will ship your graduation head to you the next day and has been featured on ESPN, CSNBC and FOX Sports.
4. Celebrate on social media. When you celebrate on social media, friends, and family unable to attend the event are able to watch the occasion. Ask one of your guests to live stream on your Facebook page. Create a customized Snapchat filter. Post your graduation photo and career goals on LinkedIn so employers know about the diploma you have received.
5. Hire a photographer/videographer. Capture the joy and the memories. An experienced photographer can help you pick the perfect setting to capture the essence of your graduation day. The photo below is from Alexandra Galbrath photography. Here are a few more poses to practice before your graduation photo shoot.
Congratulations to the Class of 2018!
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Carjamin Scott can be reached at email@example.com and you can follow her on twitter @scottcarjie.